SELECTED ARTICLES: GENERAL PROBLEMS & ADVICE
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. The signs of speech and language delay in young internationally adopted children 5/10/2006 This article was inspired by a telephone consultation with a prospective parent concerned about a 3 year old child from South America, who she was considering for adoption. A pediatrician evaluated the child and gave him a “clean bill of health” but was doubtful about his speech: the child was not talking at all and instead pointed at things as a means of expressing himself. The child had a hearing test which came back fine.
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View Boris Gindis, Ph.D. What should adoptive parents know about their children’s language-based school difficulties? Part 4. 11/3/2005 In the series of articles Dr. Gindis explains what happens with the language of adoptees from foreign countries when they arrive to the US and begin their life in American families. Dr. Gindis explains why language metamorphosis in internationally adopted children are often the reason for so many school issues, specific to these children only and what parents need to know to help their children to overcome these problems. This is part 4 of the series.
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View Devnet What is baby sign language? 12/23/2008 There's good news for parents and babies and its welcome news indeed. It's called baby sign language. The lack of a means for communication between a parent and a baby has always been frustrating for both parties. A parent hears their child crying and is helpless to understand what the baby wants. They do the standard checks, like feeling the diaper for wetness or putting their hand on the baby's head to check for fever.
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View Jackie Durnin Substituting Words In Baby Sign Language 11/23/2007 Many parents have their own words that they prefer to use with their baby in certain situations such as meal times, breastfeeding, bedtime etc.
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View Jackie Durnin Will using sign language with babies delay speech? 9/25/2007 Baby Sign Language is a growing phenomenon around Australia after the inception of using sign language with babies began in America.
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